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CN strike leads to closure of Fords St. Thomas plant

ST. THOMAS, Ont. - The CN rail strike has claimed an important victim in the Ford Motor Co. of Canadas plant in ...


ST. THOMAS, Ont. – The CN rail strike has claimed an important victim in the Ford Motor Co. of Canadas plant in this southwestern Ontario city.

The plant, which makes Fords Crown Victoria and Grand Marquis, had to be shut down due to material shortages brought on by the strike, a company spokesman told the media.

The closure affect 2,300 people at the plant. The plant workers had already been working short the last two weeks because of the strike.

Ford spokeswoman Lauren More said the situation is being “reviewed on a day-to-day basis” to determine when the facility will reopen.


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